What would it take for you to upgrade from ATV2 to ATV3?

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  1. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    I am curious if most of you are jumping into ATV3, and if so, why?
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

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    only one thing for me, 1080p ;)

    Apps, would be great!
     
  3. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816

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    I'm still on my atv1 , the loss of the HDD was an upgrade killer.

    If I can't load a selection of films onto it, then take it around to friends for movie night, I'm not interested
     
  4. maturola macrumors 68040

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    for the records, taking the ATV2 on my pocket is easier than taking the ATV, and using myplex I stream my library anywhere there is an internet connection. But i do get your point. I would not count on a HD option on ATV3 or any future device, so you may get stuck on ATV1 for a while.
     
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    1080p, apps, and I would love some type of live TV service.
     
  7. MattG macrumors 68040

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    1080p. Ability to correctly play the videos I've ripped from BluRay already. The current ATV stutters quite a bit.
     
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    What type files have they been ripped to? Are they original and how are you playing them?
     
  9. whathesaid macrumors regular

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    1080 for me, it does everything else I want it to.
     
  10. ftaok macrumors 603

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    App Store - must have
    A5 or better - like to have
    a little more flash memory - like to have


    That said, I'm thinking Apple has a little more in store for us WRT the AppleTV. Hopefully, it'll blow us away.
     
  11. balamw Moderator

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    Hopefully, US$99. :p

    Seriously, apps. If it had the ability to run HBO GO, VLC and other similar apps, not necessarily games etc...

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  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i'm not sure what it would take for me to upgrade. i'm happy with the ATV2, but then again i don't use it all that much as it is. Apps would be fun, i guess, but i could see the novelty wearing off pretty fast with that. hopefully they surprise us with something wonderful.
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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    I'm keeping the ATV2 in my bedroom but will be upgrading the ATV1 in the living room.
     
  14. Diode macrumors 68020

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    True HD audio - IE the ability to stream at least 24bit/96khz.

    1080P would be a nice bonus but my plasma only does 1080i.
     
  15. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Significant increase of available streaming services that couldn't (won't?) be made available on the ATV2.
     
  16. Dan DRC macrumors member

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    $99 price tag
    1080p
    App store would be nice but not a deal breaker
     
  17. pdutta2000 macrumors regular

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    Give me 1080p and the App Store. If I can get HBO and Showtime apps on it plus Air Video and Netflex, I could replace at least 2 STBs which would save me $9/month.
     
  18. Footaxion macrumors newbie

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    I agree 100%. Its that plain and simple :cool:
     
  19. Navdakilla macrumors 65816

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    I love the apple tv2, I have almost fully converted all my movies/tv shows with proper metadata and all.

    Not sure what I would want in the apple tv3. If it got 1080p, i may be a little mad because I would have to re-rip my bluerays to 1080 instead of 720, but I guess I would suck it up.

    I would definitely upgrade if it got apps, and faster processor/more ram,

    but honestly I love the apple tv2, I may just hang onto that.
     
  20. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting an iPad 3, so unless there is some special feature of the new iPad that will only work with an updated ATV, I'm very happy with my ATV2.
     
  21. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't really think of anything that would force me to upgrade, except maybe apps. Or a super cheap price :D If I did upgrade, the ATV 2 would just move into the bedroom.
     
  22. CocoaPuffs thread starter macrumors 68010

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    I guess adding Siri would be nice, and it'll probably replace the remote which I can never seem to find.
     
  23. dgalvan123 macrumors 6502a

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    You could load a selection of films onto your ipad/iphone/ipod touch, then take your ATV2 and ipad to your friend's and airplay the movies. Or just the ipad if your friend already has an ATV2.
     
  24. urkel macrumors 68030

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    But wouldn't Siri be built into the remote where the Mic is activated with a button? So if you lose the remote then goodbye Siri.


    Anyway, I sold two of my AppleTV2's on Amazon Marketplace for more than I paid a year ago. So nothing will stop me from buying an ATV3.
     
  25. CocoaPuffs thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Then I'll just tape it somewhere.

    It'll be interesting if ATV3 has a huge premium on price and all of sudden people want to buy back ATV2.
     

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